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Paul Watson’s notes on ongoing artwork, giving an insight into the creative process.

Women’s voices in Folk Horror and Landscape (Part 1)

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I’ve been going through a number of my blog posts on the subject of the Folk-Horror/Landscape thing that often gets shortened to the “English Eerie” and I noticed a distinct lack of women’s voices - with just a couple of exceptions all the sources I cited or quoted were from male authors. This…

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The Moss Figure

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The “Moss Figure” is an image that’s been haunting my mind since I was a child. The original inspiration was a reproduction of a Cibachrome print by Veruschka Forest-piece at Schnaitsee, Performance I, 1972 which I saw in a newspaper’s Sunday supplement magazine as an 8-year-old boy.…

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The English Eerie (slight return)

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The discussion of the Eerie continues to grow, mainly on Twitter and blogs, but also in the real world. In Oxford next month there’s Spectral Landscapes: Explorations of the English Eerie which is an evening of: …film and discussion showcasing the recent work of Adam Scovell, whose collaborative…

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End-of-May link dump

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The Burning Matter of English Witches The image of the witch being burnt for her crimes is a familiar one, well established in the popular imagination. It might be surprising to learn therefore, that although a frequent occurrence in Scotland and on the Continent, there were only a handful…

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Link Dump: May 2015

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A collection of interesting links that I saved for later consumption on Feedly whilst on my travels over the past couple of weeks: Guillermo Del Toro on myth & monsters BBC Radio 4: Matthew Sweet explores the dawning of the age of Black Aquarius - the weirdly great wave of occultism that swept…

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